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Lake Tennyson Campsite

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Stunning lake with stunning views

Lake Tennyson is about 40 mins from Hanmer on a mostly shingle road. It's a good road, mostly... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
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The view and the area is amasing

Its only 42 ks from Hanmer township, so makes a great day trip or over night, It is always windy... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
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23 Jun 2018
“Stunning lake with stunning views”
22 May 2018
“The view and the area is amasing”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wairau River Road, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Lake Tennyson is about 40 mins from Hanmer on a mostly shingle road. It's a good road, mostly, although an ORV helps. The upper half of the road has amazing mountain valley scenery and the lake is crystal clear and beautiful. Trout fishing and mountain...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank kenz56
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Its only 42 ks from Hanmer township, so makes a great day trip or over night, It is always windy there, so shelter is a must, I round my motor bike all the way and really loved the changing landscape, had lunch and a walk...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jon-Pierre
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We visited early in January There was only one other camper The scenery is fantastic We were lucky enough to have quite a cool day with some low cloud that only added to the beauty Snow on the peaks and their flanks still which made...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank stegeb
Reviewed 29 July 2016

A drive over Jacks Pass into the Clarence River valley and up to Lake Tennyson is certainly off the beaten track. You are driving on private roads and they are not well maintained. This area is so barren compared to the Lewis Pass area, but...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

The lake is a really nice setting. Good parking to be had and toilets on site. Very picturesque and quite popular from all accounts. The road in from Hanmer is easily accomplished in a standard car in summer. In fact, I was surprised to see...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 13 January 2016

About 34 km North West from Hanmer village. My wife ran 10km over the Jacks Pass track and I picked her up in the car at Tophouse Rd. We drove the gravel road to Lake Tennyson where we had a picnic lunch beside the Lake....More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Rowly B
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I just love visiting Lake Tennyson. Sometimes its in a gentle mirror like mood with snowy mountains reflected, Sometimes its in an Angry mood with winds whipping the surface to a storm. DOC have a shelter here with descriptive panels of the early run holders...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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